Bestselling books the week of 8/25/11, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett, Harper
2. The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain, Ballantine
3. A Dance With Dragons, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
4. Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles, Viking
5. Maine, by J. Courtney Sullivan, Knopf
6. The Magician King, by Lev Grossman, Viking
7. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
8. Portrait of a Spy, by Daniel Silva, Harper
9. Caleb's Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks, Viking
10. House of Holes, by Nicholson Baker, S&S
11. The Last Werewolf, by Glen Duncan, Knopf
12. The Tiger's Wife, by Tea Obreht, Random House
13. Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline, Crown
14. The Family Fang, by Kevin Wilson, Ecco
15. Ghost Story, by Jim Butcher, Roc, $27.95
20. The Submission, by Amy Waldman, FSG
Waldman's novel is a deeply moving story of Manhattan ten years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack.

*Published Thursday, August 25, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, August 21, 2011). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit

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